I used to think it was only in movies that couples existed who actually despised each other in the beginning….and then I heard Christine and Keith’s story! It’s a real life romantic comedy! They fought like cats and dogs, but shared mutual friends which meant they continuously ran into each other. When asked if they could ever be friends, the answer was clearly “when pigs fly!” Little did they know, they’d start dating a year later and after over 8 years together they’d finally marry! It was so cute to see how many “flying pig” details they incorporated into their day! Since Christine is much more eloquent than I, here’s her description of their gorgeous wedding:
“We adore the countryside, primarily upstate NY, and knew we wanted our theme to be based around that Adirondack feel – rustic, vintage, country, and just us. We scoured across many beautiful venues along the Hudson, in the woods, and even a backyard tent wedding on a beautiful estate, but when we found that rustic vibe at Fox Hollow (so close to home!) we knew it was best for our planning process. Our inspiration shined through with the fireplace, stone walls, glass pavilion ceiling, and outdoor ceremony in a tree-lined, wooden location with a beautiful waterfall. We incorporated hints of burlap, wood, baby’s breath, twine, raffia, and lace!
Every inch of the venue was filled with DIY elements, and knowing that it was so personalized, really made the night extra special and so memorable for everyone. The centerpieces were curly willow branches in various spray painted liquor bottles with distressed and wood burned hearts to show table numbers and a quote like “laugh” or “lucky.” Embellished mason jars held flowers and floating candles to help make each table unique. Our DIY card box was that of a wooden treasure box burned and stained which matched our somewhat nontraditional guest ‘log’ – a slab of varnished wood with our symbol of C+K burned in the middle for everyone to sign. And of course, cocktail hour included a pig roast which wore Jets sunglasses and a frame with “Pigs Have Finally Flown.”
Love this moment so much! Christine is reading a beautiful note from Keith…
Both of their faces are priceless as they see each other during the First Look! :)
Christine did all of the wood burning herself! Each bouquet and boutonniere had one!
Christine, you kill me! Just look at those eyes!!
Love love love Christine’s necklace – it was originally a head piece from Maria Elena!
Flying pigs, I told ya! :)
Keith and Christine were wed by candlelight surrounded by all of their friends and family…it was beautiful!
Almost every single detail you see was hand-crafted by Christine! She’s a total DIY bride!
The father/daughter dance gets me teary eyed every time!
Credits // Hotel: The Inn at Fox Hollow // Venue: Fox Hollow // Florals: DIY via Sam’s Club // Hair: Heather from Envy Salon (Queens, NY) // Make-up: Lisa Juarez // The dress: Enzoani Diana Collection via Bridal Reflections // The pink sash: David’s Bridal // The shoes: Brianna Leigh via My Glass Slipper // Necklace & Bracelet: Maria Elena // Hair piece: Enchanted Atelier // Bridesmaids dresses: Bill Levkoff via Bridal Reflections // Men’s attire: TuxedoPark // Jets Cufflinks: Groom’s via Brookstone & Groomsmen’s via Cynthia Cool Beans // Invitations: Amy Pearson with Paisley Pear Designs // “Fortune Teller” Programs: DIY with template from Gingham Grins // Ceremony Pianist: Alex Holtzman // Cocktail hour musicians: George Barry & Kevin Barry // DJ: We Like 2 Party Entertainment // Videographer: Paul Nameck // Wine box: Made by Amber and Earth // Mini-lantern favors: Favor Warehouse // Mr. & Mrs. sign: The Art of Handmades // The following details were hand-crafted by the bride and will soon be available in her Etsy shop, Crafts & Goodies: All wood burned items, distressed bridesmaid hangers, wedding day timeline, welcome gift bags, ceremony & reception sign, place cards, menus, photobooth scrapbook, Lego cake topper, card box, wooden coasters, wood circle centerpieces (distressed & burned), and the bottles for centerpieces.